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senator that's done more to help america's heroes adjust to life after the military. that's just one of the reasons why she will be sorely missed. here's another reason, though: kay has fought time and time again to promote tax relief for hardworking texas families. in thehooin the mid-1990's, shed create the so-called homemaker ira to make sure that stay-at-home moms and dads were able to save for their retirement on an equal basis with their counterparts who worked outside the home. i now it is one of her proudest achievements and i'm proud to join with the senator from merrell, senator barbara mikulski, in attempting to rename this ira the kay bailey hutchison spousal ira in her honor, and i hope, mr. president, we can join together and honor senator hutchison by getting that done before we close out our business this year. kay, of course, has always championed the state sales tax deduction, which may not seem like a big deal to others in this carriage carriages but it . but it is a big deal in texas. we don't have a state income tax. but we do pay a state sales tax. and of course
of the panel benghazi attack of capitol hill today. briefed law americas behind closed doors about the findings. here is the finding. it says in part systemic failures and leadership in management deficiencies at senior levels. grosslien inadequate to break. the time line of the benghazi attack left four people dead including the u.s. ambassador to libya. more determined there had been no specific warning of a potential attack on 9-11. there had been several incidents on the days before the attack which should have set off alarm bells. the obama administration blamed spontaneous demonstration against an anti islamic video. it turns out there was no demonstration. wall street journal is reporting that surveillance cameras around the compound shows that to be the case the video confirming there was no protest before the attack. neither does it prove that al qaeda was involved in a preplanned attack according to the newspaper. the raw video was edited into a 10-minute presentation provided to law americas. they started kicking in doors instead of blasting their way in saying they didn't have the r
is not clear. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". >> hi, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the president said he would to everything in his power to bring about change after a gunman massacred 26 people including 20 young first-graders at a connecticut elementary school. we're told he will announce the effort today. it will happen a couple hours from now. bill: steve centanni from the white house. what do we expect there, steve? >> reporter: well, bill, we expect the president and vice president joe biden come into the briefing room in a couple hours and begin process gathering information from inside their administration to formulate new policy, any kind of policy. any idea that could prevent this kind of mass violence, these kind of school shootings to happen in the future. this cops as newt town, connecticut, deals with the mass shooting. the yesterday administration officials met with a father of a teenager killed in the 1999 columbine shooting in colorado. monday the president met with members of his cabinet to gather ideas what might be done in the areas of men
back to the 1930s. decades before they started fracing. >> there are three town in america. you could light it for before gas. it is all over the place and that was a big myth and a big lie that fracking causes your water to go on fire. we are making our frack nation to exemployed the myth get them off of the table. >> gretchen: where can they see it >> it is on mark cuban's access tv channel on january 2ndment great to get it on tv. >> gretchen: what is the flip side of the story that it brought economic wealth to north dakota? anywhere in america where there is fracking is no recession . it is not bad for the environment. >> gretchen: why do you believe it is it not bad. >> brian: there is a million wells fraced and not one proven kiss of polluting water. there is no scientific peer review ever for polluted water anywhere in america. yes, it brings economic benefits. but that is ilrelevant if it hurs the water. they all about me what about the water. i study today for over a friend. >> steve: so many people brought the lie that fire water in gas land was real and caused by fracking.
. lives were lost. and lessons need to be learned. america cannot retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there to not only protecting our values but protecting american citizens. >>reporter: as for secretary of state, hillary clinton she is not testifying this week as you mentioned but that did not stop senior republicans from calling her to appear on capitol hill at a later date. >> i do think it is imperative for all concerns she testify in an opposition prior to any changing of the regime. that is very important for her. it is very important if our country. >>reporter: if there is one key piece that is missing from this report it is the policy piece and only secretary clinton can answer for that. so, why was it the administration decided to pursue this lightfoot print or minimal security footprint when there was growing evidence in the months leading to the attack the security conditions were deteriorating? this report cites no less than 20 security related incidents some targeting the consulate itself. >>shepard: thank you, catherine. >> we are watching
editor craig whitney on the history of gun ownership and then control in america from living with guns:a liberal's case for the second amendment saturday night at 10:00 eastern on booktv's afterwards, part of four days of nonfiction books and authors on c-span2. >> democratic senator daniel inouye died monday at the age of 88. the senate's senior member was serving his seventh term. tribute continued yesterday. this portion is an hour. >> first, my friend, chairman of the judiciary committee has been honored to receive one of the senate's high honors in the senate, i congratulate him on that. join with him in expressing my sadness over the passing of senator daniel inouye. he came to this government starting government service, 60 years ago in the territorial legislature of hawaii and came to congress when hawaii became a state in 59 and the senate in 63, only in service to robert bird -- to robert byrd. this is a serious man, a solid man, patriot, and one who always had a good spirit about how he conducted his affairs and how he related to other members of the senate and his constitue
and the national association of county and city health officials and trust for america's health. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. does the gentleman from michigan continue to reserve? mr. rogers: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers. so i would just urge passage of the legislation and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan. mr. rogers: thank you, madam speaker. as many things keep me awake at night as the chairman of the house permanent select committee on intelligence, the growing threat from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks not only abroad but here is of growing concern, instability in governments that possess these materials and increasing interest from those who would choose to do harm to the united states, desire to get their hands on these materials, means that we must prepare ourselves here at home for the unfortunate, i t
were lost and lessons need to be learned. first america can not retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there, to not only protecting our values but protecting american citizens. >> reporter: the report states that in the summer of 2012 the security conditions on the ground prior to the attack in benghazi were consistently deteriorating. the report cites 20 separate incidents, some targeting the u.s. facility. at the same time the state department increasingly was relying on a local libyan militia known as the 17th february brigade as well as on outside security contractor to protect the consulate. the report concludes neither provided meaningful defense on the day of the attack. jenna: what about the hearings? will secretary clinton testify on any of this information? >> reporter: well the unclassified report is lengthy but a key piece is missing. it does not address the policy piece. for example, why was it that secretary of state hillary clinton and her office felt that a smaller, or light footprint was necessary or was justified in eastern libya given t
over. if they do, that is something they would have to reexamine america's credit rating. mostly have you markets thinking it will get fixed. look at the dow yesterday. above 13,000. in fact, this is one of the best years for the dow since 1950 up more than 9% for the year so far, on track to be one of the best years ever. sorry if you missed it. a lot of individual hedge fund investors really afraid of the fiscal cliff, companies sitting on the sidelines, not investing in new technologies or jobs, hedge funds and individual investors pulling money out of the market as it goes higher. >>> yesterday, investors running scared from gunmakers. down double digits over the past couple of days. smith & wesson down 11%. and cabela's, by the way, a hunting and sporting goods store, down 10% as well. some of the big major retailers are assessing their advertising and sales of some of the semi automatic assault rifles and see if we can look at gun stocks over the past year. they have had a terrific year. they have -- you look at smith & wesson, up 78%. profitab profitable, cerberus, that owns bu
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